Hebrew Acquisitions during August 2017
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Soldier on the roof
Sarphati Media production, in co-production with VPRO Television ; written and directed by Esther Hertog ; Harry de Winter, Gijs van de Westelaken ; creative producer, Paul King
Jerusalem : Ruth Diskin Films, 
Hebron, only a dot on the world map, but a place that is known and recognized worldwide as the center of many conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians. It is also the place where patriarch Abraham has his tomb. In the West Bank city of Hebron, a major holy place to both Jews and Muslims, some 800 extremist Jewish settlers live in the midst of a Palestinian population of over 120,000. For three years, Esther Hertog has been filming from within the settler community, capturing unique scenes of their real, sometimes even surreal daily life. An entire army battalion watches over the Jewish community from the city rooftops. Esther Hertog, a young Israeli-Dutch filmmaker spent three years in Hebron. She observed the daily life of the settlers, which resulted in a fascinating document, the absurd mix of soldiers, ideological settlers and their children playing. As a character-driven documentary, the essential narrative of "Soldier on the Roof" depicts the filmmaker's personal quest to understand the daily lives and motivations of Hebron's settlers.
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